Cannabis in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients

Cannabis in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients

Narrated by:
Sandra Loaiza
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Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2022
0 hours 48 minutes
Welcome to exploring this extraordinary audiobook in which you will learn about the use of cannabis as a therapy for patients with autism spectrum disorders.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological dysfunction of neurobiological origin with developmental initiation in childhood. ASD affects the development of social communication and behavior, with repetitive and restricted behaviors and interests. It is characterized by a chronic evolution, with different degrees of affectation, functional adaptation, and affecting language and intellectual development, depending on the case and evolutionary moment.

According to the WHO statistical rate, one in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder globally. This estimate represents an average figure, as the observed predominance varies considerably between studies. However, some controlled studies have reported much higher figures. The prevalence of ASD in many low- and middle-income countries is so far unknown. Therefore, there is a greater need to address new therapeutic alternatives such as medical cannabis to manage and control this disorder to improve the quality of life for sufferers and their families.

In this audiobook, you will understand how cannabinoids could effectively treat patients diagnosed with this disorder. You will learn about the history, epidemiology, causes, characteristics, how it is classified, what signs patients will have, and how it is diagnosed. You will also learn about the incredible endocannabinoid system, its receptors, its homeostatic-physiological functions, dosage of cannabis-derived medicine, its beneficial and adverse effects. Some clinical studies show that cannabis phytocannabinoids, especially CBD; can work as a therapy to reduce or improve some symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.

We invite you to learn more about the use of medical cannabis in this disorder. Enjoy this audiobook that Pharmacology University brings to you.
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